Archive for October, 2013

DPW’s Monday Bagged Leaf Collection Returns

Posted by Matt on October 21, 2013  |   Comments Off on DPW’s Monday Bagged Leaf Collection Returns

From the Baltimore City Department of Public Works:


BALTIMORE, MD (October 17, 2013) Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx announced today that bagged leaf collection season starts Monday, October 28, 2013 and continues through Monday, January 6, 2014.  The Bureau of Solid Waste will collect bagged leaves every Monday throughout the season.

Solid Waste crews will collect 20 bags of leaves from each address every Monday.  Residents must call 311 before Sunday at 10 p.m. for the following Monday collection to schedule a pickup. Residents may make multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pick up date.

The Bureau of Solid Waste will also continue to collect bagged leaves on the regularly scheduled trash collection day.  Solid Waste crews will collect 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.  Residents need to put leaves in clear or labeled bags and place them at their regular mixed refuse collection location and not in the public right-of-way. With Monday collections and regular mixed refuse collections, the Bureau of Solid Waste will collect, in total, 25 bags of leaves per week per resident. 

Residents can also drop off bagged leaves at five Bureau of Solid Waste locations:

Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill – 6100 Quarantine Road
Western Citizen Convenience Center- 701 Reedbird Avenue
Eastern Citizen Convenience Center- 6101 Bowleys Lane
Northwest Citizen Convenience Center – 2840 Sisson Street

Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

Northwest Transfer Station – 5030 Reisterstown Road

For more information about DPW’s services, please consult your Public Works Calendar or go to

Traffic Advisory for Baltimore Running Festival

Posted by Matt on October 10, 2013  |   Comments Off on Traffic Advisory for Baltimore Running Festival

from the Baltimore Dept. of Transportation
Contact: Adrienne Barnes
Kathy Chopper
(410) 361-9296

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Traffic Modifications for the Baltimore Running Festival (Revised)

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 13th annual Baltimore Running Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 starting at 8:00 a.m.

The 26.2 mile course will begin at Paca and Camden Streets. In conjunction with the marathon, the Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield Half-Marathon will also be held, along with the ShopRite 5K Race, the Legg Mason Team Relay and the Transamerica Kids Fun Run. Approximately 26,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s event.

In preparation for the festival, various parking restrictions, road closures and lane closures will be implemented along the race routes. During the marathon, temporary traffic stops may be implemented for the safety of participants. Commuters may encounter delays and should exercise patience while driving. Motorists should also pay close attention to posted parking restrictions, as vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. Citizens with questions concerning the location of their vehicles should call 311. Continue Reading…